Season four winner
After winning the contest, one of the show’s producers said in an interview that Carrie had dominated the voting booths from day one. Week after week, she’d receive more votes than the second-most-voted contestant by a wide margin.
Not only did she knock out her opponents one after the other, but she would also become the best-selling American Idol winner of all time. Upon winning American Idol, she took home a cash money prize of over a million dollars (which went into purchasing her home in Nashville), as well as unlimited use of a private jet for 12 months, and a Ford Mustang. Not too shabby for a country girl with her sights on stardom.